We are new to the cruiser forum community & hope I am in the right place for this question.
We reside in California
and are in the process of deciding on the purchase
of a used sailing vessel approximately 43'-50' (I am 6'4"), blue-water capable for live-aboard purposes. I prefer center cockpit
, and we have narrowed it down to a 1997-1999 Hunter
, 1980 Endeavor 43' ketch
and 1978 Herreshoff 50' ketch
. i realize they are all different but if you had to choose for all-around ease of sailing, hull
strength, dependability, and problem-free vessels, which would you choose? I am not, nor will I ever be racing
, speed is not a factor (other than getting from point "a" to point "b"). What are inherient problems with each manufacturer? Anything serious?
Appreciate any feedback!
Thanks, Rick & Mary Ann